The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

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This show features Live Aid, the biggest benefit concert in history. Taking place simultaneously in two seperate stadiums in the USA and the UK, many of the top contemporary rock music acts play many of their most popular songs to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. In addition, short films illustrating the crisis in Africa are run with the appeal for aid. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Музыкальный фестиваль Live Aid  »

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During his performance, Bob Dylan made a statement that some of the proceeds from Live Aid should go to help the American farmers that were in danger of losing their farms. This offhand remark later inspired Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp, who didn't perform at Live Aid, to start up the annual Farm Aid '86 (1986) concerts. See more »

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Richard Skinner: It's 12 noon in London, 7am in Philadelphia, and around the world it's time for Live Aid. Wembley welcomes their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales.
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The Day Rock Cared
5 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was probably the greatest gathering of rock talent since the halcyon days of pop festivals in the 1960's. Just imagine a bill featuring everyone from Run D.M.C. to Led Zeppelin. This was perhaps the greatest show in the history of popular music and all the musicians played pretty much for free and made it one of the most memorable events not only in music history, but in the history of the world. Too bad that spirit didn't carry over into the 90's. Maybe the world would be a better place.


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